November 16, 2012 1:21 AM
A substitute teacher at Galileo Middle School in Colorado Springs is on unpaid administrative leave after allegedly getting physical with a student.
The student claims he was 'bodyslammed' by that teacher; school officials want to make clear that was the child's choice of words and they're still working to... more »
September 28, 2012 3:11 PM
An Air Force Cadet has been found dead.
Officials at the Academy say the cadet was found unconscious earlier today and was taken to the Penrose Hospital where the cadet was pronounced dead.
The name has not been released.
The cause of death is under investigation.
June 13, 2012 7:26 PM
TORONTO (AP) - Police say DNA results confirm that the body parts mailed to two Vancouver schools last week belong to the Chinese student who was killed and dismembered in Montreal. Montreal police Cmdr. Ian Lafreniere said Wednesday that all the body parts match. A foot and a hand were... more »
May 7, 2012 7:06 AM
AURORA, Colo. (AP) - The mother of a 6-year-old boy who was suspended from his suburban Denver school for three days after school officials said he recited a racy line from a popular song says her son is not a sexual harasser and "is not a pervert in any way."... more »
May 2, 2012 1:54 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Drug Enforcement Administration is investigating how a California college student ended up being forgotten in a holding cell for five days. A law enforcement official briefed on the investigation said Daniel Chong, one of nine suspects swept up in an April 21 drug raid in San... more »
March 22, 2012 4:53 PM
A Holmes Middle School student says she was approached by a stranger near a bus stop Thursday morning.
According to Colorado Springs police, the girl was walking toward the stop near the Buffalo Lodge Motel on El Paso Blvd. just before 8 a.m. when a black man inside a... more »
March 3, 2012 6:14 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Radio host Rush Limbaugh has apologized to a Georgetown University law student for calling her insulting names. He had come under intense criticism from womens' groups, politicians from both political parties and some of the advertisers on his talk show. Limbaugh said Saturday on his website that... more »
February 28, 2012 7:42 AM
CHARDON, Ohio (AP) - Authorities say a student wounded in an Ohio school shooting has been declared brain dead, the second reported fatality. Hugh Shannon, administrator at the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office, says officials received the word early this morning about Russell King Jr. Shannon says the office is... more »
November 30, 2011 11:48 AM
DECATUR, Ga. (AP) - Hundreds of mourners are gathering at a Georgia church for the funeral of a Florida A&M University band member who authorities say died after being hazed. The pews of Beulah Missionary Baptist Church in Decatur just outside of Atlanta were packed Wednesday with friends and family... more »
October 18, 2011 6:19 AM
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Authorities say a 20-year-old Arkansas college student reported missing last week has been found dead in a pond south of Little Rock and her death has been ruled a homicide.
Officials said Monday that Patricia Guardado's body was discovered Sunday afternoon in a few... more »
June 3, 2011 1:42 PM
NEW YORK (AP) - There's a simple way for Congressman Anthony Weiner to prove his claim that he didn't send a racy photo to a female college student from his Twitter account. But it's a step he has refused to take so far. If law enforcement were asked to investigate,... more »
April 21, 2011 1:42 PM
GREELEY, Colo. (AP) - University of Northern Colorado officials and Greeley police are investigating following the death of a student who jumped from the second story of a fraternity house.
The Greeley Tribune reported that 19-year-old Ross Higuchi died from severe head injuries Tuesday night. Police officers say they... more »
April 15, 2011 6:21 PM
Colorado students will still take assessment tests next springs, but not the CSAP. Next year it will be the TCAP, or Transitional Colorado Assessment Program.
It will be administered to public school students in grades three through 10.
"The transitional test will encourage districts to move forward with... more »
April 8, 2011 1:21 PM
LAKEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - A former girls' basketball coach at a suburban Denver high school is suspected of having a sexual relationship with a second student. Lakewood police said Friday they were investigating the latest allegations against Wesley Adam Specht.
The semi-professional basketball player was arrested Wednesday on allegations... more »
March 19, 2011 4:06 PM
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - The University of Colorado Student Government diversity director has resigned after officials saw copies of his blog posts, including one in which he wrote "women are not as smart as men."
Philosophy graduate student Matthew Cucchiaro says the post titled "Today's Stupid Human Beings: Women"... more »
March 19, 2011 3:46 PM
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Wearing a sign around his neck that read, "Honk if I need an education," 15-year-old James Mond III stood for nearly four hours on a Tampa, Fla., street corner.
Fed up with his bad grades, his mother sent him there hoping to teach him a... more »
March 9, 2011 4:13 PM
It appears threats made at CSU-Pueblo Tuesday caused enough panic to keep some students home today. There was a larger law enforcement presence on campus today, where classes went on as scheduled.
Yesterday the university found a note in the student center which threatened a bombing and shooting might... more »
February 21, 2011 2:09 PM
Students at Pueblo County High School aren't allowed to wear rosaries on the outside of their clothing. Last week, the principal told students to tuck them in or remove them because they're considered a gang-related item.
School District 70 doesn't have any policies banning rosaries, but Pueblo County High... more »
January 14, 2011 7:35 AM
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Boulder police have obtained a warrant for the arrest of a longtime suspect in the 1983 fatal shooting of a University of Colorado student.
Police said Thursday that a warrant has been issued for the arrest of Thayne Smika in the slaying of Sid Wells,... more »
January 6, 2011 11:37 AM
A second grader in Pueblo won a contest to take her whole class to Governor elect John Hickenlooper's inauguration next Tuesday. Isabel McGivney from Fountain International Magnet School won a song writing contest about why she loves Southern Colorado. more »
January 3, 2011 8:57 PM
Loud, bubbly and a leader. That's how teammates are remembering Samantha Gaunt of Canon City. The 17-year old softball player died in a car wreck Sunday. At school today, her friends shared memories as they heal from this tragedy.
"She was the one that would get you up when... more »
January 3, 2011 5:04 PM
Students at Canon City High School are remembering a fellow classmate who died in a car wreck over the weekend. Samantha Gaunt, 17, was killed when her car crashed into a tree in Penrose Sunday morning. Gaunt was a well respected softball player and a member of the National Honor... more »
November 30, 2010 6:01 PM
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - A student at the University of Colorado in Boulder has a minor injury after chemicals he was using in a lab exploded.
CU-Boulder spokesman Bronson Hilliard said the explosion at about 2:45 p.m. Tuesday left the post-doctoral student with a cut on his forehead. At... more »
November 29, 2010 5:48 PM
The Drug Enforcement Administration and local schools are cracking down on fake pot products such as "K2", "Mr. Smiley", "Spice" and "Chronic". They're made from synthetic marijuana and are marketed as incense. However, the DEA has temporarily banned these products, which means they can't be sold in stores and you... more »
November 12, 2010 1:05 PM
Pueblo Police are investigating a possible hate crime that happened in the parking lot of Dutch Clark Stadium on November 5. A freshman from Pueblo West High School reported he heard an ethnic slur and turned to see who said it when someone hit him in the face. This happened... more »
November 4, 2010 7:22 PM
A big turnaround for a pair of schools in Pueblo. Two years ago, Fountain Elementary and Corwin Middle Schools were on the brink of failure, but today test scores are up and there's even a waiting list. An issue now, may be funding. "Their achievement was low for several years,... more »
September 30, 2010 8:23 AM
The House has voted to set federal guidelines on managing concussions among student athletes and protecting young people suffering head injuries from long-term health problems.
The bill would require the government to convene a conference of medical, athletic and education experts to come up with guidelines that address the... more »
September 28, 2010 2:16 PM
Five students have been selected to participate in the October 5 Community in Washington. One of those students is Jeremy Begley, who graduated as valedictorian in May from Trinidad State Junior College. Begley is now attending CSU- Fort Collins.
The Community College summit will be hosted by Dr. Jill... more »
September 21, 2010 7:19 PM
ATLANTA (AP) - A new study shows that giving performance bonuses to teachers does not raise student test scores. Vanderbilt University researchers found that students in classrooms where teachers received merit pay did not outperform the classes where educators got no bonus.
The report comes as the Obama administration... more »
June 17, 2010 1:51 PM
Colorado State University-Pueblo announced Thursday a commitment to pay tuition and fees for a significant percentage of full-time Colorado resident undergraduate students beginning in Fall 2011.
CSU-Pueblo's Commitment to Colorado program is a guarantee that full-time, resident undergraduates with a family adjusted gross income of $50,000 or less who... more »
June 9, 2010 12:25 PM
Two federal law enforcement officials say U.S. authorities paid Joran van der Sloot $15,000 in a sting operation and delayed arresting him because they were trying to help build a murder case against him in the 5-year-old unsolved slaying of Natalee Holloway in Aruba.
During that delay, Van der... more »
June 8, 2010 3:49 PM
School's out of summer, but kids can eat free at various schools in Colorado Springs and Pueblo. School District 11 and Pueblo City Schools both offer a summer meal program. Kids ages 1 to 18 can get lunch and in some cases breakfast at the schools-free of charge. There are... more »
April 23, 2010 12:00 PM
Sarah Palin has taken the stand at the trial of a former University of Tennessee student accused of hacking into her e-mail account.
Palin told jurors she was on the 2008 campaign trail in Michigan when she first learned from a news report that her e-mail had been hacked.... more »
December 8, 2009 5:51 PM
A school resource officer has been removed from Centennial High School. Pueblo Police say the officer caught three cheerleaders drinking alcohol at the school and didn't write them a ticket. Now, an administrator may also be in hot water. News First 5 has learned an administrator at Centennial High has... more »
October 21, 2009 4:09 PM
CSU-Pueblo has two diverse candidates running for Homecoming Queen this week. DeMarques Taylor is a 21-year old man. One of Taylor's challengers is Juanita Whitaker, a 60-year old woman. The candidates are getting a lot of attention from student because CSU-Pueblo says it's never had a male student or a... more »
October 9, 2009 8:55 AM
A female UCLA student is hospitalized after a fellow pupil slashed her throat in a chemistry lab. The suspect was arrested after UCLA police got a call about the stabbing in Young Hall on the south side of the campus at about 12:20 p.m. yesterday. Both the victim and the... more »
September 21, 2009 1:16 PM
A date has been set for a memorial service for slain Yale student Annie Le at her fiance's New York synagogue. Synagogue member Rich Pilatsky says the service will be Wednesday night at Temple Beth El in Huntington on Long Island. Temple leaders were to officiate at Le's wedding to... more »
September 17, 2009 9:35 AM
A bill that would push private lenders out of the federal college loan business and massively expand the government's own programs is expected to pass the House today. Supporters of putting the government in charge of all federal loans say it would save an estimated $87 billion, but not everyone... more »
September 17, 2009 8:39 AM
New Haven Police arrested a suspect Thursday morning for the murder of Yale University graduate student Annie Le. Le vanished last week--her body was found stuffed behind a wall in a basement lab Sunday, the day Le was to have been married. Lab technician Raymond Clark III, who was questioned... more »
September 16, 2009 6:49 PM
The Connecticut medical examiner says a Yale graduate student found dead in her lab building was killed by asphyxiation caused by neck trauma. Dr. Wayne Carver's office released the results Wednesday, three days after the body of 24-year-old Annie Le was found. Carver had previously announced Le's death as a... more »
September 15, 2009 12:24 PM
A Johns Hopkins University student armed with a samurai sword killed an intruder in his garage, Baltimore police said Tuesday.
Two laptops and a Sony PlayStation had been stolen by burglars Monday from the home, on University Parkway just blocks from the school, said police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi. Early... more »
September 14, 2009 1:45 PM
Police have identified a suspect in the killing of Annie Le, whose body was found stuffed behind a wall in a high-security laboratory building at Yale University, law enforcement sources told NBC News on Monday.
The suspect, a student, has defensive wounds, and failed a polygraph test, the sources... more »
September 13, 2009 10:54 PM
Police in Connecticut say they've found what they believe is the body of a missing Yale University graduate student.
They say the body was hidden inside the wall of a university building where Annie Le was last seen on Tuesday. It was in an area holding utility cables that... more »